TONIGHT: Decreasing Clouds, Breezy. Lo 48. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Cool. Hi 67. Winds: N 10-20 mph.
THURSDAY: AM Frost/Freeze (Record AM Cold), Sunny & Cool. Hi 67. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.
Today has brought plenty of warmth, even though clouds have filtered in. A system is dropping to our south this evening with storms and rain south of us. The moisture will stay to the south, and the next front to our north remains dry too. This cold front from Canada will drop south late tonight to provide cooler days with afternoon highs in the 60s on both Wednesday and Thursday. This airmass will bring extremely dry air which has a tendency to produce cold nighttime temperatures.
There is concern now that many areas could experience a frost and/or freeze near daybreak Thursday morning. Our current forecast low for Thursday morning is 36°, which would tie the record low of 36° set in 1971. Plan ahead now and cover any plants in case frost would occur. This is a chilly airmass for mid-May, so get ready! Temperatures go back up to more seasonable levels by Friday and the weekend.
Our next chance for rain will come over the weekend. Saturday will likely feature a few showers along a cold front, but the rain doesn’t look like much. It will once again likely be less than 0.25″ for most backyards. Saturday also won’t be a washout, so we will continue to update the weekend forecast and try and pin down the timing for Saturday’s showers as we get closer. Sunday looks drier and temperatures stay seasonable into next week.
-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso